Feedback provides a great opportunity to engage students in a dialogue around their work and to support them in the transition to self-regulated learning. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to providing effective feedback; strategies emerge according to disciplinary needs and individual styles of learning and teaching. The important thing is to find out what works for you and your students. The following resources, developed with the help of students and staff, are designed to support staff in developing an effective approach to feedback.
"I went to visit a tutor in her office hours after getting my assignment back from a January submission. This was really nice as I realised how much I miss face-to-face interaction with tutors at university, and how useful it is to be able to have a conversation with someone about my work."
"Discussing ideas with tutors in seminars was really useful for understanding concepts then and there."
"Always talk to the tutor, even if your mark is very good. You can understand better how you were marked, whether the tutor gave credit to stylistic aspects or other things not emphasised in the generic marking criteria."
"I had a face to face, 15 min pre-arranged discussion regarding a lab report with a tutor who had a special interest in the area. It was brilliant. He really helped me. I know it takes a lot of time but face to face, oral feedback is just so much better than some rushed, scribbled notes."